How To: Generate random numbers (with decimals) in Excel

This video shows you how to generate random numbers with decimals in Microsoft Excel.When generating random numbers you must have a lower and upper limit, so that your number will be generated between the two limits. For a number without decimals, you only have to use the "=randbetween" function. If you want to use decimals, you will have to use a different but similar function. Start by typing "=rand()". Next, you multiply this by the difference between the limits and add the lower limit. Fo...

How To: Create a Basic Attendance Sheet in Excel

If you're a teacher in any type of school, whether it's high school, college, or middle school, it's imperative that you keep an attendance sheet. The paper and pen route can get pretty messy, and very disorganized, and that's where Microsoft Excel comes in. With this software, you can create a simple yet functional attendance sheet to keep track of your students.

How To: Create a Tangent Line with Excel

Given a function, you can easily find the slope of a tangent line using Microsoft Excel to do the dirty work. That is to say, you can input your x-value, create a couple of formulas, and have Excel calculate the secant value of the tangent slope. This is a fantastic tool for Stewart Calculus sections 2.1 and 2.2.

How To: Enter formulas in Excel with a macro

In order to enter formulas in Excels with a macro, you will need to open your spreadsheet. Formulas are used to do calculations. Go to the field, where you want to enter a formula. Type in the formula. Then, highlight the formula. Press Control + C to copy the formula. Next, delete the contents of the cell. Press Alt + F11.

How To: Make an Excel gradebook that drops the 2 lowest scores

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 196th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUM, SMALL and VLOOKUP functions to create a gradebook (or grade book) based on a total score minus the two lowest scores.

How To: Insert movie files into a MS Word document

In order to insert movies into Microsoft Word 2007, Click on Insert. For AVI, go to Object, Create From File, and select the location of the file. Then, click on Insert. It will now appear on your document. The video should play. The video can be repositioned or adjusted. It can be saved with your document, although this is not true for other movie formats.

How To: Create drop down menus in Excel

In this software video tutorial you will learn how to create drop down menus in Excel using Data Validation. This example will show you how to display a list of parts in a drop down menu. Create the list of parts somewhere in your worksheet. Then in the cell underneath the one where you want to display the parts, go to the data validation window and enter the data. For this select the cell and then press 'Alt + D + L' to bring up the data validation box. Here you click on 'settings' and selec...

How To: Count values between a lower & upper bound in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 175th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT function and an array of TRUE & FALSE to count values between an upper and lower bound.

How To: Create drop-down menus in Microsoft Excel 2007

This video is a tutorial on how to create drop-down menus in Excel 2007. Select a cell on your spreadsheet and click on the “Data” tab. Go to the “Data Tools” section and select “Data Validation”. In the window that opens select "Allow" and choose "List". You will create a list of the values you want to allow. Type in the values, separated by commas, and click OK. Now you will see your selected cell has an icon to right that indicates there is a drop-down menu containing the value...

How To: Merge & unmerge cells in Excel

In this software video tutorial you will learn how to merge and unmerge cells in Excel. A cell in an Excel spread sheet is assigned a row and a column number. You will mostly need to merge cells when you are trying to create headers that span across two or more cells. For this select the cells that you want to merge by clicking and holding down the left mouse key on the first cell and then dragging it across the other cells that you want to merge. Then go to the 'home' tab, click on 'alignmen...

How To: Cross-check two lists for discrepancies in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 528th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to check two data sets (lists & tables) to see if there are discrepancies using the MATCH and VLOOKUP functions.

How To: Create dynamic sub tables in Microsoft Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 538th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create dynamic sub tables based on master sheet array as well as how to create array formulae quickly with the Drill-Through method. All this is accomplished with recourse to the COUNTIF, IF, ROWS, INDEX, SMALL, ROW functions.

How To: Extract records that meet certain criteria in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 186th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll see how to extract records that meet two conditions (criteria) and list them in order with no extra rows between records as well as how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table based on two criteria. (All of this is accomplished through us...

How To: Identify the first occurrence of a value in a column in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 697th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a column of 1s and 0s (ones and zeroes) where 1 indicates the first occurrence and 0 indicates any remaining duplicates.

How To: Create confidence intervals for proportions in Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 86th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals for proportions using NORMSINV function and other formulas.

How To: Create a multiuser login system in Microsoft Access

The Microsoft Office Access 2007 relational database manager enables information workers to quickly track and report information with ease thanks to its interactive design capabilities that do not require deep database knowledge. In this Microsoft Access video tutorial, you'll learn about creating a multi-user login form to password protect different areas of your database.

How To: Group duplicates & extract unique records in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 577th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use SUMPRODUCT and the join symbol (&/ampersand) to group duplicates and then see how to use advanced filtering to extract a list of unique records.

How To: Change Excel options directly in the Registry

This video shows us the method to block the formula bar, scroll bars and the status bars in Excel. Click on 'Start' and type 'regedit'. Click on 'regedit' and go to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'. Open it and go to 'Software' and 'Microsoft'. Expand it and go to 'Office' and open the version of Office on your computer. Expand it and go to Excel. Choose the options folder. Go to the 'Options' item and right click on it. Go to 'Modify' and type 150 in the text box. Click on 'OK'. Now restart the Excel and...

How To: Save a file in Microsoft Word .docx and .doc format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save in .doc file format in Microsoft Word 2007. When saving a file, click on File and select Save As. In Format, change it to Word 97-2004 Document(.doc) and check Append file extension. To set .doc as the default format, go to Word and select Preferences. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save and change the format to .doc in Save word file as. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to save files in .doc format so that it ca...

How To: Extract records with 2 criteria with Excel's AGGREGATE

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 671st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the AGGREGATE function to create a formula for extracting records with two criteria. This is a lookup problem where you want to return multiple records from two lookup values. This formula is not an array formula because it...

How To: Calculate incentive rates by formula in MS Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is business math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 39th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate (piecework/comission) incentive rates by Excel formula.

How To: Create a percentage frequency table in Microsoft Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 4th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a frequency table and percentage frequency table using a Pivot Table (PivotTable).

How To: Update inventory records by formula in Microsoft Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 348th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to build a formula that will take invoice information for inventory quantity sold and update inventory records to show correct amount on hand (in stock).

How To: Use borders in MS Word 2007

To use borders in Microsoft Word 2007, you begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab. Next, click on Page Borders. This will open a window. Page borders will border the entire page. You are able to custom choose the width of the lines, the style of the border, or the color of the border. The color drop down menu will allow you to choose automatic colors or custom colors. You can also choose to remove one or more of the sides. You can decide which pages to add borders to, as well. There are als...

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